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For Immediate Release
May 16, 2014

Media Contact
Silvia Vonderlinden
City Clerk
650.780.7222
svonderlinden@redwoodcity.org  

Redwood City Extends Application Period for Two Open Positions
on Its Port Commission

Successful candidates will help to determine significant City decisions
impacting the broader community.

Redwood City, Calif. - The City Council of Redwood City is extending the application for two expiring seats on its Port Commission. The application process is currently open and will close on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 5pm.  Interested applicants can go online to access an application.

The Port Commission positions are appointed by the City Council. Residents who serve on the Commission provide an important community service as members work on matters of high public interest that align with and help to realize the City Council's policy priorities.

Very specific residency requirements apply to be a member of the Redwood City Port Commission.
An applicant must be a resident and elector of incorporated Redwood City at the time of his or her appointment, and have been continuously for the three years immediately prior to their appointment. All members serve without compensation and cannot hold any other office or position in the City while serving on the Port Commission.  Selected candidates will serve four year terms. Interested applicants are encouraged to go online (direct links provided below) to review prior minutes and work plans for the Port Commission.  
http://www.redwoodcity.org/government/bcc/port/index.html 

The Port Commissioners are responsible for:

  • Supervision and control of the Port area, waterfront properties and adjacent lands and Redwood City Marina;
  • Provision for the needs of commerce, shipping and navigation at the Port;
  • Development, construction, re-construction, alteration, repairs, maintenance, equipping and operating all waterfront properties.
  • Regulation and control of all public service and public utilities operated in connection with the Port;
  • Fixing of all rates, dockage, rental, tolls, wharfage and related charges for the use and occupation of the public facilities and services of the Port, and providing for collection thereof.

"The Port of Redwood City is a unique and significant asset to our City and the broader region. The Council's appointed members to the Port Commission provide important volunteer-leadership on behalf of the Council regarding Port-related matters, including: budget, operations, physical and real estate assets, community benefits and more " states Mayor Jeffrey Gee.

To learn more about Boards, Commission and Committees, please visit the Redwood City Web site or call the City Clerk's Office at 650.780.7220.


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